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  1. The right move on the climate chessboard

    Posted Nov 27th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In less than a year, China has moved from being a pariah to an advocate in the run-up to the climate talks in Copenhagen next month. Unlike the US, Australia and the European Union, it has ... China is not diplomatically isolated if the Copenhagen talks fail. The truth is that Beijing is genuinely scared by what extreme climate change could do to the nation's farming regions, ...

  2. Beijing's big freeze on climate debate

    Posted Jan 10th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Morning Post published her account of official pressure, our reporter said he had been having problems convincing mainland climate scientists to talk. Anything to do with climate, it seems, ... Alex Lo If a single word could encapsulate our Zeitgeist, it would be 'climate'. It is, perhaps, in this spirit that officialdom in Beijing is caught up in an obscure academic ...

  3. China 'open to' binding carbon cuts

    Posted Dec 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... emission cuts- a move analysts said provided impetus for the long-deadlocked global climate talks. Despite mounting calls from developed countries and poor developing nations, China, ... deputy director of the National Development and Reform Commission, came on the sidelines of the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa. The remarks might signal a major policy change based ...

  4. Business - China Business - MR. SHANGKONG

    Faith can go on its merry way, but get the festive spirit and shop

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 04:47am by George Chen

    ... and reporters say it's sort of an unwritten rule that they should not write too much to promote Western holidays, especially a religious holiday like Christmas. Religious? Of course, if you talk ... and De Beers will be waiting for us to buy the ring. Sounds like the same logic at work in the business perspective on Christmas. Talking of big spending, according to my government sources ...

  5. Power plants fined for fake pollution data

    Posted Nov 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... energy intensity and curbing pollution, which are billed as Beijing's main efforts in tackling global warming, is likely to cast further doubt on the upcoming annual UN climate talks ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - MR. SHANGKONG

    Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre?

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... Will the dealmakers go to Shanghai's financial centre? How can Shanghai get ready to be a financial centre by 2020? We've talked about world-class infrastructure, freedom of capital flows, and of course the rule of law. But are we missing a basic requirement- people? I am not just talking about how experienced financial industry workers can turn the small town of Lujiazui in Shanghai, ...

  7. Chinese NGO wins eco-awareness communication prize

    Posted Dec 14th 2007, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... China and also told concert audiences how to use a carbon calculator to estimate their own carbon footprints and pledge to reduce emissions. The prize, the COM+ Climate Change Communications Award, is the first of its kind and was presented during the UN climate talks in Bali. COM+ members include the BBC World Service, Conservation International, International Federation ...

  8. Progress on energy use, but still short of target

    Posted Nov 30th 2007, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... saving and pollution reduction. The penalties take effect next year. Mr Xie, who will lead China's negotiating team at the international talks on climate change in Bali, Indonesia, next ...

  9. News - China

    Beijing has 'relatively poor air quality' says environmental chief as air pollutants soar 30pc

    Posted Apr 03rd 2013, 12:37pm by Chris Luo

    ... Beijing. Chen admitted climate and geological factors had contributed to the “relatively poor air quality”. But he said a major problem was also soaring vehicle emissions and high daily emissions ...

  10. News - Asia

    Japan, N Korea in Beijing for landmark talks

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 10:27am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing North Korea and Japan this week hold their first direct talks in four years with attention focused on whether they can  show progress in overcoming deep-rooted suspicions that have hamstrung ties. The two countries, at odds for decades, have never had formal diplomatic  relations. When they do talk, they sometimes choose the neutral and  ...




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